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Forrest General honors nurses of the year

Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and Nurse Leader of the Year. At a reception held on Friday, for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Lance Broome, RN, who works in Surgery. Darcy Nettles, RN, case management, was honored as the hospital’s Non-Clinical ...

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Forrest General unveils Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robots

Forrest General Hospital today unveiled LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ that are being used to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria that can pose a risk to patient and employee safety. Forrest General is the first hospital in south Mississippi to tap into a technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. “We want to do everything ...

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Forrest General among first in Mississippi to offer alternative with newly approved Watchman

Forrest General Hospital is among the first hospitals in Mississippi to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. “The new WATCHMAN LAAC Implant provides physicians with a breakthrough stroke risk reduction option for patients with non-valvular AF, especially those who are poor candidates ...

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Forrest General Hospital becomes first in the state to perform a transcatheter mitral valve repair

Forrest General Hospital became the first hospital in Mississippi to treat mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with MitraClip therapy on Thursday, Jan. 5. The procedure was performed by a Forrest General team of cardiologists led by Christopher Douglas, M.D., cardiologist. The mitral valve, located between the two left chambers of the heart, has two flaps of tissue, called ...

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Forrest General marketing and communications brings home several awards from MHA’s Maggie Awards including Best of Show

Forrest General’s Marketing and Communications Department was honored with several awards at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s 29th Annual Maggie Awards ceremony, including Best In Show Electronic Media. The awards were given at the annual banquet held November 3 in Madison, Mississippi. This annual event is designed to recognize excellence in marketing and public relations efforts of hospitals across the state of ...

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